Health

Even nicotine-free vaping damages blood vessels: Study

Smoking e-cigarettes, also called vaping, can be harmful to the blood vessels even when the vapour is entirely nicotine-free, a new study suggests.

Cellphone breaks not good for your brain: Study

Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, a new research has found.

Insomnia linked to increased risk of heart failure: Study

"These observational studies were unable to determine whether insomnia is a cause, or if it is just associated with them," said the study's lead author Susanna Larsson, Associate Professor at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

Most Indians feel napping may improve work productivity

The ‘Right to Work Naps' survey, conducted with over 1,500 respondents, showed that a 70 per cent of people did not have a nap room at their workplaces and 86 per cent of the respondents confirmed that a nap room would definitely help improve overall productivity at work.

#Reallifestories: Want to control anger? Read Ram Govil’s inspiring story

Sharing another personal instance, Ram Govil said that he was so short-tempered man that he used to shout and thrash his kids on even small issues. He had no control over his anger. This was somewhere disrupting the peace at his home as well as causing him dissatisfaction in life.

80% working people made ill at work: Australian survey

The survey revealed that nearly 80 per cent of working people have been injured, become ill, or both because of their work whereas 16 per cent knew someone who was killed at work or by a work-related disease.

50-year-old woman walks after 15 years

Fifty-year-old Sandhyawati could not walk straight for the last 15 years, she would only crawl reason being a rare rheumatoid arthritis in which her knees were permanently bent.

Stress, anxiety may not be as harmful as you think

"Many Americans now feel stressed about being stressed and anxious about being anxious. Unfortunately, by the time someone reaches out to a professional for help, stress and anxiety have already built to unhealthy levels," said study researcher Lisa Damour, private-practice psychologist from the US.

Kids with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed

The steroid inhaler lowers inflammation and the bronchodilator, also known as a rescue inhaler, relaxes the airway during an asthma attack to quickly make breathing easier, according to the study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

Women with sleep apnea at increased risk of cancer: Study

"It's reasonable to assume that sleep apnea is a risk factor for cancer or that both conditions have common risk factors, such as overweight. On the other hand, it is less likely that cancer leads to sleep apnea," said Ludger Grote, Professor at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

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